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around the united states government, including the united nations, to susan rice, to the white house. there's not a chance that the cia would withhold this information from the white house or probably the united nations, our office in the united nations, either. it's just the way it works. it's a system. it's almost mechanical. it's hard to short-circuit. in addition, the cia director would be calling the white house and videoconferences, calling the national security council. i have never seen an attack on the united states that was not immediately reported to the white house. >> but you say it's amateur hour to allow ambassador rice to be sent out with the limited information and to say what she said, why? >> well, somebody dropped the ball. i mean, those situation reports should have been going to her office in new york. she should have been stopped from taking, you know, saying what she did. it's a true blunder in a case like this, as we've seen. you know, who did not get her the paper. if she did get the paper and still went out on the talk shows and said it was a demonstration,
stand for. today, we mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake -- >> president obama at the rose garden. now, david axelrod and others in the administration are now saying that he was quick to label the benghazi killings an act of terror based on his wording there. keeping them honest, that was both the first and last time that he used that word in relation to this. even days later, no one in the administration even came close to that language. listen. >> it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and will take some time to be completed. at will tell us with certainty what transpired but our current best assessment based on the information that we have at present is that in fact, what this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. in cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive v
the light of that value that we stand for. today we represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver to see that justice is done for this terrible attack and make no mistake that justice will be done. >> a week later the president still wasn't saying that when directly asked. back to his words because speech writering come in handy when you have a speech to analyze. i spoke with the best. joining him tonight -- david, this debate over whether the president was specifically re r referring to the attack. as a former speechwriter what was your take? >> the president said no act of terr terror. you write that when you say i'm not characterising these attacks. it was a way of putting something on the record without fully endorsing it. a mild lean forward. you can imagine that somebody wrote this act of terror and that was scratched out and replaced with a less committed formula, no act of terror. >> do you have any reason to believe that he was not referring to benghazi when he referred to those remarks? >> he was referring to benghazi. i'm not sure. i think this is a
the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to make sure justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> so that's what the president said in the rose garden. a week later, an admission station official said it was terrorism, but a week later, the president wasn't saying that when directly asked. speechwriters come in handy when you have a speech to analyze. i spoke earlier with one of the all time best, david frum, former speechwriter for george w. bush, and a contributor to cnn, newsweek, and the daily beast. joining me is fareed zakaria. david, this debate over whether the president was specifically referring to the benghazi attack when he used acts of terror, as a former speechwriter, what was your take? >> that was a highly conditional statement in the rose garden. he said no act of terror. you write that when you say i'm not characterizing these acts. this is a general statement. it could have been delivered 24 hours before the attacks as well as 24 hours after. it was a way of putting something on the reco
best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see justice is done for this terrible act. make no mistake, justice will be done. >> so that's what the president said in the rose garden. a week later administration official told a senate hearing it was terrorism but a week later the president still wasn't saying that when directly asked. back to his words in the rose garden what they meant and because speech writers always come in handy when you have a speech it analyze, i spoke earlier with one of the all-time best, david frum, he's a contributor to cnn and the daily beast. joining us tonight is freed zakaria. >> this was a highly conditional statement in the rose garden. what the president said was no act of terror. you write that when you want to say i'm not characterizing these acts. this is a general state. it could have been delivered 24 hours before the attacks as well as 24 hours after. it was a way of putting something on the record without fully endorsing it. a mild lean forward. the president -- you can almost imagine that somebody wrote th
. this is the home of the united states navy, the great norfolk naval base, home of the pentagon. what i heard him say is that shipbuilding and the use of ships is sort of going the way of horses and bayonets is the way we understood it. that's just flat not the case. we're down to 287 ships or so, anderson, right now. the quadrennial defense review says we need 346 ships. so we're already way under the number of ships and the president didn't seem to indicate that was very important. so from a readiness standpoint and i think equally important for virginia, especially hampton roads, virginia and swing states like florida, new hampshire and virginia, to lose what's estimated to be 200,000 jobs in hampton roads and around the state because of these defense cuts, $1 trillion over the next ten years, with sequestration, that's how that comment's being received in virginia, and obviously we're not very happy about it. >> just factually speaking, governor romney's comments that the navy is at its lowest point since 1916 is false. you're aware under president bush the navy was actually smaller and surfa
republicans who refuse to vote for the veterans jobs bill in the united states senate? he left a whole bunch of stuff on the table he could have brought up but he absolutely should have asked him about it because it is a central issue when you talk about where we stand in this country. i simply say to ari, i know he's your guy but sometimes you don't have to spin for him when it's not necessary. >> not just on the 47% now, even on the health care thing during the debate, he's saying pre-existing conditions will be covered, but under current law, people who lose their jobs can keep their health insurance, they just, you know, for a time. that's not really what people think of when they think of a pre-existing condition. >> when he said that, my instant reaction was i don't know what's in his policy that would cover that provision. now, it's something that when republicans repeal obama care and try to replace it, they are going to have to come up with that replacement so people don't game the system -- >> was he lying or mistaken about his own policy? >> well, there is a provision in there tha
and the vice president of the united states, a leading liberal who hasn't ruled out a 2016 run of his own. >> there's a 2016 subplot already going on? it's not even over yet. 2012 is not even over. you're exhausting me. you kidding me? what, you think because they both have an eye on 2016 already? >> without a doubt. look, if mitt romney loses, and paul ryan turns in a strong performance not only in this debate but in the final four weeks, he would be the odds-on early front-runner. joe biden, a lot of people say wait a minute, he would be too old. trust me. he's told his political team rule nothing out. is he just saying that because if he rules out running, he loses leverages, loses stature. maybe, if you talk to his team, he's going to keep looking at it. he says he feels great. >> exhausting. >> tell me about it. i think he's really interested in 2016. i think the generational issues really are going to be fun to watch. >> john, gloria, thank you. >>> up next, more breaking news. convicted child molester jerry sandusky is speaking out from his jail cell just hours before he's sentence
harley told police she and her husband were ambushed on a lake along the united states/mexico border. he was shot in the head. she was forced to leave his body behind. now a suspect is in custody. tiffany hartley's reaction when we continue. >>> back now with more on the breaking news. the pretty surprising jailhouse tape that surfaced tonight on penn state radio. jerry sandusky, the former penn state football coach, convicted serial child rapist, not expressing remorse, not really taking responsibility, in fact, not taking responsibility at all, blaming the victims, the system, the courts, just about everybody that convicted him. listen. >> we must fight unfairness, inconsistency and dishonesty. people need to be portrayed for who they really are. we have not been complainers. when we couldn't have kids, we adopted. we didn't have time to prepare for a trial, we still gave it our best. we will fight for another chance. we have been given many second chances and now will ask for one. it will take more than our effort. justice will have to be more than just a word. fairness will be more t
of the president of the united states. and i will not cut our military budget by $1trillion which is the combination of the budget cuts that the president asked. that in my view is making our future less certain and less secure. i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> all right. so there are two charges in that ad, one that the navy is the smallest at any time since 1917, and two, that president obama is cutting $1 trillion out of the defense budget. second item first. keeping them honest, those trillion dollars in cuts were democrats and republicans agreed would happen automatically over ten years, if, i say if, neither side could reach a budget deal by year's end. the navy claimed that the last time it was so small was 1917. keeping them honest, every major fact checking organization, ourselves included, has found that simply is not true. whether you're making the comparison to 1917 as mr. romney now does in that ad, or 1916, which is by the way what he did previously, there were 342 ships in the fleet in 1917. right now there are 285 which is in fact lower than 342, obv
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